On February 27, 1988 the Pasadena Police Department responded to a shooting in the area of Lake Ave and Orange Grove Boulevard. Upon their arrival, they found the victim, Leroy Galloway, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital, and was pronounced dead soon after.
During the investigation, they had a few witnesses who saw the suspect running and they were able to give a good description of the suspect. With the information given, the detectives were able to determine the suspect and arrested Albert Clark. However, due to a lack of forensic evidence, Clark was unable to be proven guilty for the homicide and was released from charges in February of 1989.
In 2013, Leroy’s family was determined to get this case solved and contacted the Pasadena PD to reopen the case again. The department got the approval to reopen the case, and detectives determined which items from the case were most suitable for modern forensic analysis. After intensive forensic analysis, the original accused suspect, Clark, was rearrested for the murder of Leroy Galloway 27 years ago.
On December 7, Albert Clark, now 53, was arrested and booked for homicide. Then on December 9, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office changed the charge to murder.
His bail has been set at $2 million.
The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Pasadena Police Detective Dustin Gomez at (626) 744-7112, the Pasadena Police Dispatch non-emergency number at (626) 744-4241 after-hours, or you may report information anonymously at crimestoppers.com (insert key word Pasadena).